I’ve got a dirty little secret: I can’t wear high heels. With a twice-dislocated knee (the last dislocation of which I’m still in a brace for) and a ten-times-dislocated (and once broken) ankle, I’m an orthopedist’s nightmare, even in sensible shoes. I can blow joints out by merely existing, let alone teetering around in glorified stilts. I’ve had joint injuries with a frequency and severity that most professional athletes never encounter.

And yet, I just can’t keep myself out of the shoe department, even if it’s only to look. The sculptural lines of high, high heels enchant me, and I can’t help but think of how wonderful my legs would look in any of them. I marvel at girls striding easily in them, because I know with complete certainty that it’s not something I’ll ever be able to do.

But if any of fall’s new shoes would be worth another dislocation or broken bone, it would be Christian Louboutin’s Trottinette Ankle Boots. It’s taken me a long time to hop on the ankle boot bandwagon, but for a shoe like this, I’ll buy in. I think what makes it different, to me, is the top strap and buckle – instead of looking unfinished like many booties, they looked tailored and planned, like they were obviously meant to be worn with tights or tucked-in skinny pants so that the entire shoe is on display. Also, the beautiful grey suede is versatile and appropriate on a multiple occasions and with multiple colors, including this season’s all-important berry tones.

The shoe’s concealed platforms allow for an even taller stiletto heel without breaking the clean line of the shoe, making it all the more prohibitive to yours truly. Which only means one thing: one of you have to buy it so I can live vicariously. Buy through Net A Porter for $1,195.

  • Ellez

    Oh if only!!! I love heels and my motto usually is the higher the better (I borrowed it from Carrie Bradshaw), but these are gorgeous. The buckles on top are so cute and incredibly chic!

  • Olivia

    I love Christian Louboutin…these are Beautiful

  • Yolanda

    So, Amanda, since you don’t wear heels, I’d love to see some of the flats that you love!

  • http://anilumagloire.blogspot.com Anilu Magloire

    Love them. Very chic with a bit of an edge. I hate visible platforms on shoes.

  • levy

    christian louboutin is wonderful!Hold it. christian louboutin is my favourite,thanks

  • Naggy

    The look is simple and classic. (ipad)

  • Cheerie

    oh man.. i could wear those daily (ipad)